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Opening Reception: Matt Kurtz and Thomas Smith

Presented by Akron Soul Train at Akron Soul Train, Akron OH

Feb 22 2024
Opening Reception: Matt Kurtz and Thomas Smith

Enjoy the February exhibitions at Akron Soul Train and celebrate with the artists at our opening reception.

Matthew B. Kurtz Rolls Out Prelude Exhibit Before Solar Eclipse Performance

Performance artist Matthew B. Kurtz presents “Drumroll for The Total Eclipse: A Preliminary Exhibition,” a prelude to his upcoming live performance with this year’s solar eclipse. Kurtz’s work fuses place, nature, sound, rhythm, and movement to question the mystery of existence. With humor, curiosity, and in tandem with his surroundings, “Drumroll” explores the process of trying to understand wonder.

For his upcoming performance on April 8, 2024, Kurtz will invite an audience to celebrate the total eclipse. Collaborating with the cosmos, he will perform a drumroll before “totality” passes over Northeast Ohio and creates the natural phenomenon known as “the blackout.”

“When I engage with a site for an art piece, I consider its history, recontextualize its objects, and insert my identity through intuitive gestures. I was raised to believe that humans are supposed to connect the lines ... view more »

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Akron Soul Train

191 King James Way, Akron, OH 44308

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Parking is available on the street or in the connected Summit County Parking Garage.  Akron Soul Train Gallery is located in the Ohio Building.

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